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Security guard arraigned over alleged theft of 3 laptops

30 September 2013, 21:11

Lagos - A security guard, Kalu Obasi, on Monday appeared at a Tinubu Magistrates' Court, Lagos, for alleged failure to prevent the theft of three laptops belonging to Stanbic IBTC Bank.

Obasi, 23, who is an employee of Proton Security Company attached to Stanbic IBTC Bank, was charged before Magistrate A.T. Omoyele.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Daniel Ighodalo, told the court that the accused committed the offences at 8.20 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Stanbic IBTC Bank head office, Idejo St., Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ighodalo alleged that on the date, another security guard who was not on duty, walked into the premises claiming he came to pick up a bag.

"The accused did not bother to check what was inside the bag when he was leaving.

"A CCTV in the office revealed that the accused was offered the sum of N1000 which distracted him from checking the content of the bag," the prosecutor said.

He said that the offences contravened Section 408 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The section provides that any person who commits such offence is guilty of a misdemeanour and liable to two years imprisonment.   

The Magistrate, Omoyele, granted the accused bail for N50 000 with two sureties and adjourned the case to Oct. 18.


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